ByteDance the company does not intend to sell TikTok, despite US pressure

Компания ByteDance не намерена продавать TikTok, несмотря на давление США

Social network TikTok is very popular among young people around the world. However, its affiliation to a Chinese company ByteDance looks like it could have a negative impact on the further development of the platform, as American officials announced a mobile social networking application supporting a potential security threat.

Against this background, the Internet was reported that the company ByteDance is considering several options for further promotion of TikTok, one of which is the sale of mobile apps. However, rumors about the sale of mobile application was refuted in an internal letter, which was sent by an employee on behalf of the Manager TikTok Alex Zhu (Alex Zhu).

From time to time you can read in the media publications that are not true. Today there is a false message that ByteDance considering selling TikTok. The message was denied by the management of the company, but the media still published. I want to assure you that we have not had any negotiations with potential buyers, and we do not intend to sell TikTok, “wrote Mr. Zhu in his message.

This message says that the Chinese company intends in the future to maintain complete control over TikTok. According to statistics, as of the end of November this year, the TikTok app has been downloaded over 1.5 billion times from stores digital content of the App Store and Google Play, and for 2019 was made in the order of 614 million downloads of the mobile client social network.